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ISBN-10 1452241759ISBN-13 9781452241753
Print: 
ISBN-10 1-4129-9105-6ISBN-13 9781412991056
Author(s): Victoria O'Donnell
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 256
Description

Television Criticism presents an original treatment of television criticism with a foundational approach to the nature of criticism. Readers gain an understanding of the business of television and production background in creating television style and are presented with in-depth chapters on storytelling, narrative theories, and television genres. The author also includes chapters on the interaction of rhetoric and cultural studies theories, representation, and postmodernism. This book presents new and comprehensive guidelines for analysis and criticism, and it has a sample critique of the television program Parenthood. This updated Second Edition reflects the changes in the ways television is viewed and the impact of the Internet on television. It explores how the Internet provides opportunities to enhance television analysis and criticism. Division into four parts (Part I: Orientation, Part II: Formal Aspects of Television, Part III: Theoretical Approaches to Television Criticism, and Part IV: Critical Applications) allows for a clear presentation of the concepts.

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